UofL Physicians

Certified Medical Assistant

US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
2017-4320
# of Openings
1
Category
Medical Assistant
Department
Family&Geri - Card Stati

Overview

JOB SUMMARY

A non-exempt position responsible for performing a variety of duties in the medical practice including medical assisting and X-ray. Responsible for operating radiographic equipment to make radiographs of designated portions of the body under the direct order of a physician and in accordance with radiation safety procedures.  Graduate of an accredited School of Radiologic Technology and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or registry-eligible required.  CPR Certification and previous healthcare experience preferred.  Certified by the State of Kentucky.

Responsibilities

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greets patient, confirms image to be taken, and explains X-Ray to patient. Takes
  • X-Ray exposures of patient following protocol for position of body, intensity of radiation, and time of exposure. Processes film and inspects images to determine that images meet the requirements of the radiologist. Maintains equipment and examination room, stores film, and keeps inventory of related supplies. Prepares patient information files showing patient’s name, date of x-ray, and type of exam done.
  • Fulfills patient care responsibilities as assigned that may include checking schedules and organizing patient flow; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room; assisting patients as needed with walking transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exams, etc.; collecting patient history; performing screenings per provider guidelines; assisting physicians with various procedures; charting; relaying instructions to patients/families; answering calls, and providing pertinent information.
  • Fulfills environmental responsibilities as assigned that may include setting up instruments and equipment according to department protocols; cleaning exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control; cleaning sterilizer according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records; ordering, sorting, storing supplies; and restocking exam/procedure rooms.
  • Fulfills clinical medical assisting responsibilities that vary according to state law, which may include medical/surgical asepsis, sterilization, instrument wrapping and autoclaving; checking vital signs; physical examination preparations; drug administration through various routes including injections, prescription verifications with physician’s orders; minor surgery assists including surgical tray set-up pre/post surgical care, applying dressings, and suture removal; biohazard waste disposal and monitoring; laboratory procedures including Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) guidelines, quality control methods; CLIA waived testing; capillary punctures and venipunctures; specimen handling such as urine , throat, vaginal, stool and sputum; electrocardiography including mounting, emergency triage, and first aid.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED), medical assistant diploma from accredited vocational institution, or community college course in medical assisting. Associate’s Degree in Radiological Technology from accredited     X-ray technical program.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum one year of working in a medical facility as a medical assistant and X-ray technician.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of health care field and medical office protocols/procedures.
  • Knowledge of specific assisting tasks related to family & geriatric medical practice.
  • Knowledge of information that must be conveyed to patients and families.
  • Knowledge of X-ray procedures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology necessary to perform X-ray testing including body mechanics and patient movement.
  • Knowledge of radiology equipment including safety hazards common to radiology.

Skills

  • Skill in performing medical assistance task appropriately.
  • Skill intact and diplomacy in interpersonal interactions.
  • Skill in understanding patient education needs by effectively sharing information with patients and families.
  • Skills in positioning patients properly.
  • Skill in identifying equipment problems and correcting or notifying practice manager.
  • Skill in following infection control and radiological safety procedures.

Abilities

  • Ability to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures.
  • Ability to project a pleasant and professional image.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and complete delegated tasks.
  • Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring dealing with others.
  • Ability to lift and position patients for the type of X-ray procedure required.
  • Ability to notice detail in drawings and differences in shapes and shadings.
  • Ability to apply written instructions and standardized work practices.

Equipment Operation Experience

Radiological equipment used for medical diagnosis and treatment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Radiological unit.  Exposure to disease, radiation, and toxic chemicals in the course of performing the work.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Standing up to eight hours per day, walking, stooping, and bending. Requires ability to move equipment and transfers patients.

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